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Old 12-28-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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I can get 4 Cooper Zeon RS3-S (235/50R18) for about $700 installed at my local Pep Boys. It's about the same as Tire Rack with shipping. Has anyone had them do their tires? I am worried about my polished Pony wheels being damaged. I have a 2012 V6 Premium with Pony package.
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Unfortunately many places will not guarantee no scratches from a tire installation. You can ask if they guarantee no damage, they might say yes.
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I can get 4 Cooper Zeon RS3-S (235/50R18) for about $700 installed at my local Pep Boys. It's about the same as Tire Rack with shipping. Has anyone had them do their tires? I am worried about my polished Pony wheels being damaged. I have a 2012 V6 Premium with Pony package.

Pep Boys prices are good, but their installers suck. They damaged 2 of my wheels by scraping off the poly coating that ripped down into the spokes on my GTCS rims. That was after I gave the guy 10.00 bucks before he started installing. They obviously don't have the "No Touch" machine.


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Go to a smaller family owned shop. If they mess up they have to pay out of pocket for new wheels. Bigger shops are generally not affected if they have to buy a new wheel since they can afford it or have insurance. So the small locally owned places are more careful.


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I wouldn't let those fools wipe the oil off my dipstick.
Go to a shop that specializes in tires.
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Thanks for the responses. It appears I was right to worry. I will probably go with Tire Rack and one of their installers in Cape Coral. I like the idea of slipping the installer some cash too. I really need to get rid of these Pzeros, the 1st owner overinflated them and they have never been right since. Happily the rest of the car has been as perfect as they come.
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Check out discount tire .I just the same tires 235-50-18s coopers for 135.00 plus you get a 40 instant savings and free shipping .And the coopers are a very high rated tire.
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Check out discount tire .I just the same tires 235-50-18s coopers for 135.00 plus you get a 40 instant savings and free shipping .And the coopers are a very high rated tire.

Thats a really big tire for an 18. I've seen mostly a 35-18 or a 40-18


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A good idea is always to take it to high end car shops and see who they have to install their wheels. I guarantee a Porshe, Lambo, Ferrari, Mercedes, etc. Shop will have a better installer than discount tires
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Depends on how bad you care about scratches. That being said, I've mounted 3 sets of nice wheels (2 on my car, 1 on a buddies) and they haven't had any scratches. That was using a normal tire mounting machine
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Thats a really big tire for an 18. I've seen mostly a 35-18 or a 40-18


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235/50's are the stock pony package wheel tire size. I can get 245/45's for the same price but I think they are too wide for 8" wheels. They would look nice though. They are also about a 1/2 inch smaller diameter but I think that could be ok. I could get my tune adjusted for that I think. Ponys already have larger bunpstops than stock, I wonder if 245's would scrape anyway?
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